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Punta Cana

Punta Cana

Punta Cana has been a popular tourist destination for decades. Millions of Canadians have visited the region to soak up the sun and enjoy the all-inclusive vacation experience. Known for its world-class beaches and resorts, it is located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, with access to the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are planning a winter getaway, a family vacation or are visiting for a destination wedding, put your mind at ease by investing in travel insurance for your trip to Punta Cana.

Travel tips

Always travel with caution when you travel to unknown tropical destinations. Spanish is the primary language in Punta Cana, and many residents, including resort staff, do not speak English well, making it a good idea to brush up on your Spanish. The US dollar is widely accepted.

To simplify your travel experience, your best option to get to and from the airport is to book an airport transfer service to get to your resort.

The peak tourist season is from December to April, when resort and flight prices will be their highest, and it’s when you can expect the most tourists. Consider travelling in November (at the end of hurricane season) or in early spring.

Off-resort attractions

The majority of travellers visiting Punta Cana stay at all-inclusive resorts. However, if you plan to venture off the resort, there are a number of great attractions worth checking out. Some of the most popular include Altos de Chavón, a modern-day town built to resemble a 16th-century Mediterranean village, Bávaro Runners Safari, Saona Island Nature Reserve, Manati Park and Santo Domingo, a World Heritage site.

Many tourists also book tours to go rafting, horseback riding on the beach, zip lining, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, or to visit Scape Park, a natural theme park with multiple attractions. Many of these excursions can be booked online before your vacation.

Make travel insurance for Punta Cana a priority

With the language barrier and the limited access to local medical care, it’s important for Canadian travellers to get a comprehensive travel insurance policy before visiting Punta Cana. Even though resorts have medical services on-site, without travel insurance, you may be forced to pay out of pocket. With Blue Cross vacation travel insurance, you can get the travel assistance you need anywhere in the world, 24/7. Contact us today to get a free travel insurance quote.